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what printer for lots of printing?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by contourbs, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    im running threw ink carts. twice a month. what kind of printer is best on ink?
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    Color Laser.......uses film not ink and last on average 2500 copies or more for me
  3. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    Wouldn't it be cheaper either way to just get copies made at a print shop?
  4. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    i use the printer for invoices and maps and uses lots of ink that way, any laser printers with faxes built in?
  5. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    ever thought of setting your printer on draft quality

    really not much difference on most printers - a touch lighter

    I do this for almost everything I print except on stuff that has to go to a big wig

    you can set the printer 2 ways
    1. control panel - to printers- set options to draft - will always print that way
    2. on each individual print preferences/options set to draft quality

    I saved a lot of ink that way
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I bought a color laser printer from sams club. by the time you factor in the cost of the cartridges of ink, lack of moisture resistance, speed, etc, the laser is the cheapest option. I bought some blank door hangers and used my color laser to make some good door hangers to use. MUCH cheaper than the print shop. Especially since I have a custom logo. 90 bucks just for a plate, and that isn't including the cost of what I want printed. Laser copies are between .75 and a buck each depending on quantity. My hangers are two sided (that means two copies for each hanger, but two hangers per sheet)
    my cost based on yield from toner is about 12 cents per copy. plus I can make any quantity I happen to need at the time...
    Color laser is a HUGE benefit to me.
    I highly recommend it.
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

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    Hi contourbs,

    How about something like this from Dell.

    Dell Multifunction Laser Printer $279

    Print, scan, copy, and fax with the Dell Multifunction Laser Printer 1600n. Fast, durable, and versatile ,the 1600n is an excellent solution for a small workgroup or single user. Consolidate multiple office devices into one easy-to-manage multifunction printer. Networking is standard so you can improve efficiency and save space by sharing printing and scanning from the 1600n over your network workgroup.
  8. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    actually thats what im gonna buy

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